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Health & Wellness – QNotes

Vaccination in North Carolina

Health & Wellness: What to Know About Getting It

After Operation Warp Speed, the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine has happened much more slowly than originally hoped, and there has been no federal effort to standardize distribution amongst the states.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Health & Wellness: Two Local Residents Volunteer for Testing

After only nine months there are already multiple potentially-viable vaccines available around the world to inoculate people against the novel coronavirus.

Healthier Holiday Recipes

Health & Wellness: All the Flavor, None of the Guilt

Although it has been a very hectic year, 2020 has also been a very fast year. We are quickly approaching 2021, and it is important as much as possible to eat healthy food during uncertain times. Food is medicine, and it can help mitigate the damage our bodies suffer because of stress.

Community Financial Wellness

Health & Wellness: Pyramid Schemes versus a True Su Su

Money is becoming an even worse stressor than it already was, and now a pyramid scheme is making its timely way around the Internet.

Wellness on a Budget

Health & Wellness: Staying Healthy During Insecure Times

It seems that 2020 will be a year to remember for many dynamic reasons. My concern is that general public wellness could break down in the face of an unprecedented combination of crises in public health, economic shocks and civil unrest.

Glycemic Index

Health & Wellness: An Incomplete Picture

Here I am again, telling you to stop counting calories. … The degree, frequency and severity of insulin responses to food are what matters when it comes to improving blood sugar and/or body composition.

Fish Oil Supplements

Health & Wellness: Environmentally Unsustainable and Ineffective

I don’t generally promote supplements. Most of them play to specific, isolated points of medical research to serve as a magic pill.

Kiwis are magic!

Health & Wellness: Tiny Fruit Packs Huge Nutrition Benefits

I’m sure you’ve heard of “superfoods.” They aren’t real, mind you. That term is an advertising concept invented by a clever company somewhere whose task was to get consumers to buy more fresh produce at the grocery store.

Totally imbalanced

Health & Wellness: When Looking for Balance Pulls You Off Balance

As someone who craves quiet, order, stability and routine, I’ve developed what’s probably an oversensitivity to entropy. Whether everything’s actually falling apart or not, I fear it and watch for it vigilantly.

Effective Supplements

Health & Wellness: Two Powders that are Actually Effective

Over the years I have made my position on supplements very clear: Use them as they were intended to fill gaps in your otherwise healthful, balanced nutrition strategy. Not only should you not rely upon them as a main source of energy or vitamins, minerals and fiber, you should not rely on them to provide what the manufacturer claims.